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Media & Information Literacy Clearinghouse

Empowerment of people through information and media literacy is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge, and building inclusive knowledge societies.

Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.

Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that takes into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Read more about MIL.

This clearinghouse on MIL encourages the user’s active participation. Read more about how to contribute.

Call for Papers & Entries

 

PLURAL+

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration: Celebrating Diversity & Social Inclusion

CALL FOR ENTRIES – PLURAL + is a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, with a network of over 50 partner organizations, who support the creative efforts of young people and distribute their videos worldwide. PLURAL+ encourages youth to address key challenges and opportunities related to social inclusion and cohesion, migrant integration, respect for identity, diversity, and human rights, both at local and global levels through video production. Young people aged up to 25 are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length for consideration in the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival. THREE winners will receive the PLURAL+ International Jury Award and will be invited to New York for PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony, many others will receive PLURAL+ partners awards & professional opportunities. DEADLINE 29 MAY. More information: PLURAL+
 

PLURAL+

Evens Prize for Media Education

This fifth Evens Prize for Media Education will reward a project that helps young people, aged 12 to 18, to develop a critical attitude to the media. Any European project that enables young people to question, analyze and evaluate the media, in non-formal or informal learning contexts, can apply. Submission deadline is set on August 16, 2016. More information: Evens Prize for Media Education
 

Recent Publications

MILID 2015 Yearbook

UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is based on an initiative from UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Together with International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at NORDICOM, University of Gothenburg, they have published the MILID Yearbook 2015.
Read/download the book here.

MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines

This comprehensive MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines resource is the first of its kind to treat MIL as a composite concept, unifying information literacy and media literacy as well as considering the right to freedom of expression and access to information through ICTs. These guidelines offer a harmonized approach, which in turn enables all actors to articulate more sustained national MIL policies and strategies, describing both the process and content to be considered.
Read/download the book here.

YOUTH MEDIA VISIONS: Conversations Across Cultures

Youth Media Visions is intended to be a useful resource for people interested in exploring the intersection of youth media, education and creation. It presents seven experiences developed by educators and media creators, who within their organizations work with young people and media production. An initiative of Teachers College/Columbia University and the UNAOC.
Read/download the book here.

MILID 2014 Yearbook

UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is based on an initiative from UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Together with International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at NORDICOM, University of Gothenburg, they have published the MILID Yearbook 2014.
Read/download the book here.

MILID 2013 Yearbook

UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is based on an initiative from UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Together with International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at NORDICOM, University of Gothenburg, they have published the MILID Yearbook 2013.
Read/download the book here.

Curriculum for Educators on Media and Information Literacy

Educators are the gateway to literate societies. Therefore, this model Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Curriculum for Teachers is intended as a tool that will provide educators of all backgrounds with the main competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitude) on MIL. It focuses on pedagogical approaches necessary to enable teachers to integrate MIL in their classrooms.
Read the MIL Curriculum for Teachers in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Portuguese or Arabic.

Mapping Media Education Policies in the World:
Visions, Programmes and Challenges.

Educators around the world have been championing media education and media literacy for well over two decades, but in most countries policy-makers shaping national education programmes have just recently become aware of the need for media literacy. With this publication the Alliance of Civilizations—in partnership with UNESCO, Grupo Comunicar, and all the contributors—would like to infuse dynamism to the process of normalization which aims to include media education and media literacy in educational curricula across the world.
Read the report here in English, Español or 日本語で.

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